Welcome to the Rotary Club of Villa Park, IL!
 
Our club meetings are held every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. 
 
Meetings are held at:
Crazy Pour
105 E N Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
2024 Incoming Leadership Installation Dinner!
 

You are invited to join the Rotary Club of Villa Park for the Installation Dinner! This year's event will be held on Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8pm at Francesca's Amici, located at 174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 19 to Jean Barbanente at: jbarbanente@dupage88.net

The cost of this event is $50.00 per person. Club members and their guest will be billed. There will be a cash bar at the event.

We hope to see you there!

In a heartwarming display of community support, the Rotary Club of Villa Park rallied behind their cherished member, Earl Johnson, in the wake of a devastating house fire. Earl, the Sergeant at Arms of the club, found himself displaced along with his family after their home experienced a devastating fire. Miraculously, thanks to the swift response of the Villa Park Fire Department, all family members, including their beloved pets – even a resilient goldfish – emerged unharmed. However, the cruel twist of fate left Earl and his loved ones with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Recognizing Earl's invaluable presence in both the Rotary and Villa Park community, the club wasted no time in extending a helping hand. With unwavering generosity, they presented Earl with a heartfelt donation, a gesture to aid in his recovery from the devastating loss. At 91 years young, Earl defies age with his active involvement, still tending to his landscaping and lawn mowing duties. His steadfast dedication to Rotary since 1978, marked by a perfect attendance record, reflects his unwavering commitment to service.

As Earl embarks on the journey to rebuild his life, the Rotary Club of Villa Park stands proudly by his side, grateful for his safety and eager to support their esteemed friend and fellow Rotarian in any way possible.

Holiday Dinner & Auction!
The Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction is rapidly approaching! 
 
Villa Park Rotary Club 48th Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Allegra Banquets of Villa Park
237 W. St. Charles Road Villa Park, IL 60181
 
Dinner tickets are $50.00 each and includes chicken noodle soup, Caesar salad, chicken piccata, pork tenderloin with mushrooms, broccoli with butter and garlic, red roasted potato with skin, chocolate sundae.
 
Cash bar.
 
6:00PM
Cocktails & Silent Auction Preview
 
6:30 PM Dinner & Silent Auction Begins
 
Live auction will begin immediately following dinner.
 
To purchase tickets please use this link https://rotary-club-of-villa-park.square.site/, scan the QR code or contact Dr. Jean Barbanente jbarbanente@dupage88.net and send check to DuPage High School District 88 c/o Dr. Jean Barbanente, 2 Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101
 
 
The Rotary of Villa Park has been very busy this past month.  We welcomed our District Governor, Mary Bak, and she swore in a new member. Paul Keenon, our Assistant/Area Governor, was also in attendance. Governor Bak shared information about the focus for Rotary this year and shared some tips and strategies on how we can unleash the power of Rotary. 

We just finished the 6th week of the President’s Raffle, and we are gearing up for our Annual Golf Under the Stars Outing at Sugar Creek Golf Course. Each week, we have a raffle and a little light-hearted trivia.  Join us for fun and fellowship during our meetings!
 
Night Golf Fundraiser!
The annual Night Golf Fundraiser with Villa Park Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club of Villa Park - Illinois will be held at Sugar Creek Golf Course on Friday, October 6! Here are all of the details, we hope to see you there!
Installation Dinner (Wednesday, June 28, 2023)!
Installation Dinner is tonight! We hope to see you there. 
Volunteer Fair!
The Rotary Club of Villa Park will have a table at the Villa Park Public Library's Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
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We will NOT meet at Crazy Pour on Tuesday, March 14, 2023!

 

We have been invited to attend the Villa Park Chamber's Scholarship Luncheon on that date and time.

 

Please see the invite below!

Trivia Night Fundraiser!

Join us for an evening of trivia, raffle drawings, and fun to benefit the Friends of the Villa Park Library and the Rotary Club of Villa Park! Food and drinks may be ordered at an additional cost at Crazy Pour the night of the event.

This is an adult event (Ages 21+)

Entry fee: $5 per person, teams of up to 8 are welcome!

For more info or to register, please visit:

http://bit.ly/3Y2t5MT

Villa Park Chamber Scholarship Luncheon
THE VILLA PARK CHAMBER INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ITS ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER!
 
WHEN: March 14, 2023
Noon - Doors open
12:15 p.m. - Lunch provided by The Brook Catering Co. (comprised of Willowbrook High School students), and musical entertainment provided by Willowbrook orchestra students
12:30 p.m. - Remarks
1 p.m. - Optional tour of Willowbrook
 
WHERE: Willowbrook High School, 1250 S. Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park
 
COST FOR ROTARY AND KIWANIS CLUB MEMBERS: Free (Donations are accepted and appreciated. All proceeds will go to the chamber’s scholarship fund, which benefits Willowbrook High School students.)
 
RSVP: Please complete the registration form by March 8 at https://tinyurl.com/VPChamberScholarshipEvent2023 (or scan the QR code at right). Walk-ins are welcome.
 
CONTACT: Villa Park Chamber Executive Director Laura Schnettler at Lschnettler@villaparkchamber.org or 630-941-9133
DuCap Presentation - Tuesday, November 15, 2022
 
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, we had a presentation from DuCap. DuPage County Area Project, or DuCAP for short, is a private, chartered, Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.  They are not a county agency; they are a non-sectarian, non-political organization of volunteers and trauma-informed staff who develop and sponsor efforts aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency, creating a strong community, and keeping the community’s youth out of trouble. - From the DuCap website at: https://ducap.org/about-us/
Child's Voice presentation
On Tuesday, November 1, Kate Bousum CFRE, Director of Advancement for Child's Voice gave a presentation to our club. Kate shared all of the wonderful work staff do at Child's Voice. We appreciate her time in giving is such an informative presentation. The club presented Kate with a check in the amount of $250.00 to help further support the work the organization does. 
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Service Projects Chair
Literacy Chair
Bulletin Editor
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Youth Exchange Officer
Rotary Foundation
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End Polio Coordinator
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Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Secretary
Treasurer
Web Site Coordinator
Public Image Chair
Membership Chairperson
Service Projects Chair
Literacy Chair
Bulletin Editor
Fundraising Chair
Fellowship Chair
International Service Chair
New Generations
Youth/Interact Liaison
Youth Exchange Officer
Rotary Foundation
Club Foundation Chair
End Polio Coordinator
Grants Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Community Service
Program/Greeter Chair
Club Service
Vocational Services
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